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Robotic lightning bugs take flight

June 21, 2022

Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.

3 Questions: How the MIT mini cheetah learns to run

March 21, 2022

CSAIL scientists came up with a learning pipeline for the four-legged robot that learns to run entirely by trial and error in simulation.

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

March 8, 2022

Sixteen new professors join the MIT community, with research areas ranging from robotics and machine learning to health care and agriculture.

Giving bug-like bots a boost

January 5, 2022

A new fabrication technique produces low-voltage, power-dense artificial muscles that improve the performance of flying microrobots.

Nine photos show different series of household items, such as a wrench and a box of sugar, clustered in different orientations towards each other.

Machines that see the world more like humans do

December 15, 2021

A new “common-sense” approach to computer vision enables artificial intelligence that interprets scenes more accurately than other systems do.

Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease

November 17, 2021

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation.

Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

September 17, 2021

PhD student Heng Yang is developing algorithms to help driverless vehicles quickly and accurately assess their surroundings.

NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute

August 4, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence (AI) institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these,

Recent NEET graduates tackle air pollution with autonomous drones

June 25, 2021

Image: Lillie Paquette | School of Engineering Hovering one hundred meters above a densely populated urban residential area, the drone takes a quiet breath. Its goal is singular,

The new wave of robotic automation

June 25, 2021

Realtime Robotics has developed a combination of proprietary software and hardware that reduces system deployment time by 70 percent or more, reduces deployment costs by 30 percent or